Country star Darius Rucker is slated to perform before the Daytona 500 race in February for the fourth time at the Daytona International Speedway.
The show, set to take place on February 16, will be his first at the “Great American Race,” a 500-mile race which serves as NASCAR’s season opener. Track president Chip Wile noted in a press release that Rucker’s appeal is “massive, encompassing fans of both rock and country music, making him a perfect fit for fans” at Daytona next year.
Rucker first garnered attention as the frontman for Hootie & the Blowfish in the ‘90s, and then began a solo career in 2008. He has since released five records and is best-known for smash-hit tracks like “Wagon Wheel,” “Alright,” “If I Told You,” and “For The First Time.” In 2012, he was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
Last last year, he reunited with Hootie & the Blowfish. The group embarked on the “Group Therapy Tour” and dropped Imperfect Circle, their first album in 15 years. On their previous cross-country run, the group celebrated their success with Cracked Rear View – the 1994 record that went on to be one of the best-selling albums of all time.